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Ochre in the Media | November 2019

Ochre in the Media | November 2019

18th November 2019 – “Flinders Island GP Alex John is making the most of rural living” – https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6491318/the-island-gp-making-the-most-of-rural-living/ 12th November 2019 – “East-Coast GP Dr Paul McGinity to retire in December, two clinics set to close” – https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6480609/east-coast-gp-to-retire-after-43-years-two-clinics-set-to-close/ 11th November 2019 – “New clinic opened” – https://www.ochrehealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/11.11.19-gannawarra-times.pdf

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Sharp Street Surgery joins Ochre network

Sharp Street Surgery joins Ochre network

A long-established medical practice in Cooma has recently partnered with Ochre Health to enhance its medical services and provide continuing management and operational support for the doctors and staff. From 4 November, Sharp Street Surgery will be operating as Ochre Medical Centre Cooma. Founded in 1902, all

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Skin cancer action this summer

Skin cancer action this summer

Many Australians and visitors to our sun-drenched country find themselves red, raw, blistered and peeling at some point during our long summer. It’s almost tradition and it often happens without a passing thought beyond applying some moisturising cream and making a mental note to be more careful.

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Bonnells Bay Surgery joins Ochre network

Bonnells Bay Surgery joins Ochre network

Ochre Health will provide the Bonnells Bay community with enhanced medical services following its acquisition of Bonnells Bay Surgery. As of July, Bonnells Bay Surgery has been operating as Ochre Medical Centre Bonnells Bay. The well-established local doctors’ surgery will continue to be led by its former

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Ochre Health welcomes another permanent doctor to Tassie’s West Coast

Ochre Health welcomes another permanent doctor to Tassie’s West Coast

Leading rural medical network Ochre Health, in partnership with the Tasmanian Health Service, is responding to the doctor shortage in rural and regional areas of Tasmania by welcoming a new GP to Queenstown and Rosebery this month. Dr Khaled Mohamed, a GP with a strong background in

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Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Sara McKenzie

My name is Sara McKenzie, I am an intern currently at the Royal Hobart Hospital but will be commencing my second term as an intern at the Huon Valley Health Centre in early April.  Throughout my medical degree I have always enjoyed my general practice rotations the most. I’ve been

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Guide to the flu shot for 2019

Guide to the flu shot for 2019

How to avoid getting the flu this winter What’s new in 2019?  This year there are free vaccines for children aged 6 months to 5 years old, people over 65 get a more potent vaccine as they need greater protection, and pregnant women are strongly advised to get

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Ochre in the Media | February 2019

Ochre in the Media | February 2019

A month-by-month summary of Ochre’s recent media activity.

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Introducing Annie Quirk, Ochre Health Intern Support Officer

Introducing Annie Quirk, Ochre Health Intern Support Officer

We are delighted to announce that Annie Quirk has joined Ochre Health as our new Intern Support Officer. Based in the Ochre Health Medical Centre in St Helens, Annie’s role includes assisting with onboarding of new interns, organizing regular communications including a quarterly newsletter, scheduling education sessions,

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Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Emma Tan

Introducing Ochre's Huon Intern - Emma Tan

Emma was born in Melbourne and she moved to Tasmania to study Medicine after high school. She has extended family in Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road, an area of rural Victoria she loves. While she has not visited the Huon Valley, she sees similarities between the

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Boggabri’s Dr Nishad Gamage – Winner of the inaugural Eric Fisher Award!

Boggabri's Dr Nishad Gamage - Winner of the inaugural Eric Fisher Award!

We are very proud to announce Nishad Gamage of Boggabri as the 2018 winner of the Eric Fisher award. This award has been established by the RACGP to acknowledge a new Fellow who is committed to the wellbeing and self-care of themselves and their colleagues and acknowledges

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World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day

Osteoporosis affects over 1.2 million people in Australia, with a further 6.3 million estimated to be living with low bone density.  What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a common disease which causes bones to become brittle.  Brittle bones lead to a higher risk of breaks than normal. Osteoporosis is

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Introducing Ochre’s Huon Intern – Samantha Gibson-Smith

Introducing Ochre's Huon Intern - Samantha Gibson-Smith

Samantha Gibson-Smith Tasmanian born and bred Samantha Gibson-Smith fancied the idea of studying medicine ever since she was young, but it wasn’t until a close family member fell ill that she knew she “wanted to do something challenging”. Completing her Bachelor of Medicine at the University of

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Aussie GP advocates a ‘lifestyle medicine’ approach to combating mental illness

With mental health issues now the most common reason for patient visits, [1] one Australian GP is advocating for a ‘lifestyle medicine’ approach to help people who are suffering from these conditions. Dr Sam Manger, President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and a local GP

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Ochre Health’s guide to managing asthma this spring

Ochre Health’s guide to managing asthma this spring

  As the warmth of spring sets in, Ochre Health warns asthmatics and hay fever sufferers to be on high alert, as the unseasonably dry weather across large areas of rural and regional Australia may trigger an attack. What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease

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